Move over, Apple, Android has arrived with its own multitasking app called Pintasking, that creates bubble shortcuts on the homescreen allowing users to switch between favorite apps and webpages, quicker. The app was launched last month and has since seen positive reviews.
Pintasking uses Facebook Messenger-like bubbles which will stay in the corner of your screen or anywhere else according to your preference. You can pin apps and documents of your choice and switch between them with ease. You can even pin an app by pulling down the notification drawer and tapping on the “Tap to Pin” option. Once you choose the apps and websites you want pinned to your [...]
The Side-by-Side multitasking feature has been sorely missed on Apple devices. At the Worldwide Developers Conference today, the company finally introduced how they plan on taking it forward. Apple has only introduced it on iPads, for now.
Multitasking has been broken down into three basic features – Slide Over, Picture in Picture, and Split View.
New multitasking features and tools on iOS 9 help you do more of the things you love — at the same time.
‘Slide Over’ allows you to open another app, without leaving the app you’re working on. All you have to do is, swipe the screen from the right to bring in another app. Next, using the [...]
Samsung had started pusing out Jelly Bean 4.1.2 to some phones yesterday, but has now made an official video highlighting the features and calls it a Premium Suite. The Galaxy SIII Premium Suite brings a lot to the already popular SIII, including most of the features that are shared by big brother the NOTE II. A customizable notification panel, smart rotation, Page Buddy, Multi Window, new multitasking, NFC and reader features, plus contextual awareness tweaks that adjust the phone around your actions.
(1) Page Buddy: Galaxy SIII Premium Suite will smartly predict what you intend to do according to your actions. For [...]
While most users are still complaining about the Android 4.1 jelly bean update not yet being available on the Samsung Galaxy SIIIs, a few users reportedly have gotten the Android 4.1.2 update. SamMobile claims that Android 4.1.2 is starting to reach Galaxy SIII international 3G model, with multi-window support. While most users over the world will not get this update, Poland is first in the list and most users are reportedly busy downloading updates. More Apps from the Galaxy Note II like the gallery app, Smart Rotation and other apps may come in future updates.
Unlocked units will also be the first to get the [...]
Apple has been awarded a patent for a “portable electronic device with graphical user interface supporting application switching.”, this is going to be the company’s biggest win. What this basically means is that Apple has been awarded a patent for a SmartPhone. All brands and all manufacturers will fall under the knife of Apple’s lawyers. This will put and end to all legal battles that the company has with HTC and Samsung.
Of course the patent is worded very vaguely and covers almost all devices that allow you to switch between applications when on a call. [...]
Vietnamese site tinhte.vn has posted a video of what they claim is the next-gen iPhone. This time around the White version will be available straight out , the iPhone demonstrated in the videos below is a factory white iPhone with a storage of 64 GB. It is also running the new build of iOS on it (Test build 8A216).
The few other things include direct Facebook integration, as opposed to being an app in the current version. Dragging apps to create folders also shows us a brief look at a redesigned folder UI, the multitasking has been redesigned to resemble the Mac OS Expose’.
If you have been reading up, we posted information on the leaked bits of information from the latest build of iOS 4.3 beta 2. It looks like Apple will be dropping home buttons from all its devices. A video of 4 finger swipe- multitasking and lock / mute switch action comes courtesy antoninygaard (YouTube)
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No matter how much apple may deny that it will disallow multitasking gestures in their final release software, they are starting to show up in various places including the iPhone settings panel.
The same problem we spoke about earlier, bothers us, using “four or five fingers” sounds pretty unreasonable for a 3.5-inch display.
9to5 Mac seems to have unearthed traces in the iOS 4.3 beta of a new feature called “Photo Streams” that seems to be a way to share continuous streams of photos with friends you approve, [...]